Club house renovations are nearly complete

Building Update

Defects rectification is in full swing now with works on the façade and sub floor areas well underway. The roof and amenities rectifications are also ongoing. Next up will be more work on the façade to fix the cavity brick. A tentative date for Practical Completion is now June 2024, so no showers for the rest of the season I’m afraid.

Rectifications to windows


Fixing brick piers under the floor

The new-look club

Tim highlighted the much-needed renovation would benefit our lifesaver and be an important community asset for the Tamarama and Waverley community (you can get a sneak peek of the new clubhouse the team at Chrofi designed here). The renovations would have the benefits of:

  • Offer broader use by community groups and members of the public
  • Improved facilities for female members
  • Improved vantage points for beach surveillance during patrols
  • Additional storage space for rescue equipment
  • Improved areas for education and training activities such as First Aid courses and Migrant Beach Safety Days
  • Addresses acoustic bleed to neighbouring properties
  • Improved environmental sustainability

Here’s an exciting ‘fly through’ preview of the newly renovated Clubhouse:

Some of our supporters 

The renovations are being built in partnership with the Waverley Council who funded almost 60% of the cost of the renovation, with the Council's Major Projects team now leading the project. Mayor Paula Masselos acknowledged the club’s valuable community service keeping beachgoers and visitors safe for more than 110 years. She was delighted that the most photographed club in all of Australia will keep the much-loved and recognisable faced intact. You can read more about the council's support here

Thanks to the lobbying of our former Club Captain Richard Hamilton, Dave Sharma helped out with a Federal Grant to get us over the line with our fundraising and a few equipment grants thrown in as well - thanks, Dave! Dave acknowledged Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club is an eastern suburbs institution, and at long last is getting some TLC!  ⁣

Dave had the honour of meeting the club’s patron and longest-serving member Henry Hourihan. Henry has been a member for over 70 years. This is the second club Henry has seen and recalls the current club when it was new in the early 1940s!

Club Renovation Donor Recognition

Henry Hourihan waving goodbye to the old club 

 Celebrating the start of a new era

Some of the attendees at the handover  - Waverley Mayor Paula Masselos, Federal MP David Sharma, Chrofi Architects David Fighera and Tai Ropiha, Club President Tim Murray, Vice President and Building Committee Matteo Saval, Club Captain Richard Hamilton, Club Patrons Henry Hourihan and Bill Shires, Building Committee Mike Turner,  Life member and building committee Ronan McSweeney, Life member Dan Zafir, Club Member Kemper Shaw, JAD First Lady Bunny Hancock, and Robert Sabato Waverly Council.

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